In case any reader is interesting, and I’ll certainly understand if you’re not, here’s a post giving folks a heads-up on what I’ll be doing over the next few months (besides teaching second semester in my high school, playing basketball for the last-place team in our league, blogging here and at Ed Week, and hosting my BAM! Radio Shows):
* The biggest news will be that the third book Katie Hull and I have written, The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox, will be published by Jossey-Bass in early April. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Early excerpts will be published by The Washington Post, Middleweb, Education Week, MindShift and possibly Edutopia. We’ll probably do a Facebook Live feature with Ed Week, too. In the meantime, you can find tons of free resources from all nine of my books here.
* Look for a post next month at The New York Times Learning on Interactive Listening with English Language Learners (you can see all my past Times posts here).
* The American Educator, the American Federation of Teachers journal, will be publishing an article Katie and I are writing on the challenges ELL teachers face and how to respond to them. Look for that in their April issue.
* ASCD Educational Leadership will be publishing a piece I’ve written on micro-writing (or “quick writes”). You can see my last piece for them here: Student Engagement: Key to Personalized Learning
* I’ll be working with Ed Week on a series of videos similar to the one we did on Transfer of Learning last year.
* I’ll be continuing to plan for a pilot class I’ll be teaching next year at our school to support Long-Term English Language Learners (see Here’s My Tentative Plan For A Support Class For Long-Term English Language Learners – Tell Me How I Can Make It Better).
* And I’ll begin writing the fourth book in my student motivation series for Routledge. You can find free resources from the previous ones here.
Who knows what else will come up?
I’ll keep you posted!